The Urbanist

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11 August 2022

Episode 565

30 minutes


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We consider the empty space above the buildings in our cities and how best to utilise it. Plus: a look at London’s protected views.

11 August 2022

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Chapter 1

9 minutes

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Chapter 1

New York’s Claremont Hall

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We meet Sargent Gardiner of Ramsa and Brian Reardon of Lendlease to hear how this project is exploring air rights as a way to tackle an urgent demand for more space in cities.

9 minutes

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Chapter 2

7 minutes


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Toronto’s 123 Wynford Drive

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Unlike many other cities around the world, air rights in Toronto are decided on a case-by-case basis, leaving little uniformity in the process of building density in the city, as Tomos Lewis reports.

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Chapter 3

12 minutes


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London’s protected views

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The UK’s capital has a collection of protected views but could that be affecting development in the city? We hear from urban renewal specialist Fred Manson.

12 minutes

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London’s protected views

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